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May 19, 2010

Kaka: I'll be at 100% for the World Cup

By Soccernet staff

Brazil midfielder Kaka claims that he will be ready for the start of the World Cup, having struggled with form and fitness throughout the season for Real Madrid.

GettyImagesKaka has struggled for form at Madrid.

Kaka, who cost Madrid 59 million in the summer, endured a groin problem and a thigh injury through parts of the season and failed to play at his best. He was the subject of criticism for the length of time it took him to get over the injuries, but now maintains he will be in peak condition for the World Cup.

"I'm going to Sao Paulo to have tests done. There we will see what condition I am in and see that I will not have any problem at the World Cup. I'll be at 100% for the World Cup," Kaka told AS.

"I had a difficult season but there have been many cases of players who have had a bad year and then shine on the World Cup. I'm not worried at all."

Kaka's team-mate Luis Fabiano also returned to Brazil and downplayed the injury which is keeping him out of Sevilla's Copa del Rey final appearance on Wednesday.

"It's a minor injury, but I didn't want to risk aggravating it," Fabiano said. "I won't be fully fit by Friday, but in two weeks I should be fine."